Tag Archives: Parables

Pt 2, A Consoling and Disturbing Midrash for People of Faith

In Part 1 (day before yesterday), I gave a prelude to a midrashic parable which I will share with you today. It is a parable explaining, in a very narrative way, a possible meaning of Lamentations 3:21. It’s not just … Continue reading

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Pt 1, A Consoling and Disturbing Midrash for People of Faith

Shouldn’t we be more disturbed by the absence of God in this world? I’m not denying God’s providence or that he dwells amongst the people of Israel and the followers of Yeshua in various mystical ways. But I am affirming … Continue reading

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Rabbinic Parables and Yeshua

If you get a chance to read parables from rabbinic literature, it is striking how similar they are to parables told by Yeshua in the gospels. I spent some time last night in The Historical Jesus in Context, ed. Amy-Jill … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – The Sower, Part 2

If you haven’t yet subscribed to the Yeshua in Context podcast, you can do it several ways. First, if you use iTunes, search Yeshua in the iTunes store and subscribe (free). This is the best way, since the more people … Continue reading

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Parables, the Hebrew Bible, and Yeshua

I am doing some background research for my Yeshua in Context podcast (a new episode will be posted later today). Since I am focusing on the parables of Yeshua at the moment in the podcast, I wanted to look into … Continue reading

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